Chris was educated at Swansea school of art studying technical illustration and graphics. He has been involved in the creative industry for well over 20 years. He is a skilled draughtsman but has always enjoyed using a broad brush to express himself. With extensive experience of working as an architectural illustrator / visualiser and benefitting from national and international clients, Chris carved out a healthy professional career working in the disciplines of publishing, design and property. Nowadays he paints bold expressive landscapes, seascapes and architecture.
His award winning paintings are rich in colour, texture and are representational or semi abstract in nature. He enjoys being out of doors, walking the soaring coastal footpaths of Wales and the gentle hills of the Midlands, Norfolk and Suffolk. These experienced impressions energise his imagination and frequently appear in his work. He regularly exhibits his paintings and his work hangs in many private collections throughout the UK and overseas.
In recent years and since he has committed himself to painting full time he has received much praise and with notable success.
With a distinctive and original approach to his work, he chooses to build and present and his own artwork and frames. Therefore offering the viewer a unique, immersive and personal experience of his painterly works.
Chris draws, paints, scrapes, smudges and throws his paint from his home studiotucked away in rural Northamptonshire.
The Alfred East Art Gallery - Kettering, Northamptonshire, Of Land and Sea (Solo)
Forge 2 Gallery - Culworth Oxfordshire
Museum and Art Gallery - Northamptonshire
TheArtery - Northamptonshire - Open Studio
The British Art Portfolio - Guilsborough Northamptonshire and roaming locations
Museum and Art Gallery - Northampton
78 Derngate Northamptonshire - Whilst walking by water (Solo)
Gallerytop Rowsley Derbyshire - Recent Work (Solo)
The British Art Portfolio - Guilsborough, Northamptonshire and select pop up locations
The Alfred East Art Gallery Kettering, Northamptonshire Coast to Coast (Solo)
Gallerytop, Rowsley, Derbyshire - The Chatsworth Park and Garden Project (Invited artist)
The British Art Portfolio - Guilsborough Northamptonshire and select pop up locations
The Albany Gallery - Cardiff, Wales
The Robert Fogell Gallery - Stamford Lincolnshire
Bircham Gallery - Holt, Norfolk
The Open Door Gallery - Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Junction Art Gallery - Woodstock Oxfordshire
The Saffron Walden Gallery - Saffron Walden, Essex
Cambridge City Art Fair
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk - North Norfolk - Recent Visits (Solo)
The Albany Gallery - Cardiff, Wales Recent Works of Wales (Solo)
Gallerytop Rowsley, Derbyshire - Peaks and Troughs (Solo)
The Late November Gallery - Haverfordwest, Wales
Junction Art Gallery - Woodstock, Oxfordshire
The Robert Fogell Gallery - Stamford, Lincolnshire
Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddew - Pwllheli, North Wales
AAF Battersea, London
Robert Fogell Gallery - Stamford, Lincolnshire (Solo)
Gallerytop - Rowsley, Derbyshire (Solo)
Highgate Contemporary Art - London